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Feb 15, 2013 11:00am PST
. small by nasa standards. >> it is very hard to see. those are only observable in a few days of earth. this one actually slipped by our notice and came into the atmosphere. >> others are under a microscope so to speak. >> nasa monitors 9,000 asteroids and the big ones, a thousand of those, we monitor quite carefully. we call those potentially hazardous objects and look at their orbits and there are many hundreds before we have to worry about close approaches by those objects. >> that is good news. not as good for russia today. the president has ordered aid to be sent to the area and schools are closed because it is zero and the windows are broken. >> right now, nasa is watching for another event unrelated to the meteor, a giant 150' asteroid will fly by earth in the next half hour. observatories around the earth are pointing telescopes in the direction of the asteroid. amy joins us live from the laboratory in oakland where there is a party going on. amy? >> the party will be tonight when we can see it, closest to the earth in the next half hour but we cannot see it. it is so light. th
ABC
Feb 15, 2013 5:00pm PST
keeping an eye out for anymore asteroids. >> oi, watch out, i am, indeed. nasa says the asteroid passed by just hours after the meteor yitd hit russia is just a coincidence, asteroids are rocky objects sometimes big enough to be called minor planets. we also have meteorites smaller than asteroids but orbit the sun. these are small businesses of an asteroid. if a meteor enters and vaporizes it becomes a shooting star but if it lands on earth we can call it a meteorite. that exploded today. check out this map. it shows us a site of every known meteor landing since 2300 bc. wow it's a stunning image. u.s. meet logical society put this together. other thing is that gorgeous warm winter weather. the question will this continue as many of you make your long holiday weekend plans? i'll be back with the accu-weather forecast and a look at live doppler 7 hd. changes in the forecast. >> thank you so much. >> christopher dorner the former los angeles police officer who went on a killing rampage died from a single gunshot wound tolt head according to investigators. they added it appears that
ABC
Feb 15, 2013 5:00am PST
information as it comes to the newsroom. >> thank you. it could be comforting to know nasa is emphasizing there is in connection between that meteor over russia and a huge steroid making a very close trip beyond earth today. these are images from nasa she, the asteroid, and it will be the best opportunity ever to monitor a near miss by something so large, and it is half the side of a football field. oakland's center is hosting a telescope viewing party starting at 7:00 tonight. nasa is broadcasting the fly by on its site at abc7news.com under "see it on tv." extra happy to be awake this morning. >> if you have trouble picturing half a football field, people saying it is the sides of an olympic swimming fool -- pool coming by earth. >> it is cool or warm? >> it is warmer. dry. clear. offshore breeze kicked in yesterday and chased away the clouds. one area only has fog at 1.5 mile visibility in santa rosa. get ready for a warmer than average day and mid-60's the scene coast and upper 60's to mid-70's around the bay and inland. how the commute? >> relaxing. 5:32 on friday morning
ABC
Feb 15, 2013 5:30pm PST
of flying glass and debris. tonight we have learned there was no warning. more on that from nasa in a moment. we begin with kirit radia in moscow. >> reporter: it came out of nowhere. a bright speck in the sky, soon streaking across the horizon, followed by an almost apocalyptic scene. a blinding flash of light, and then all hell broke loose. [ explosion ] dizzying explosions, shattering windows, knocking these office workers to the ground. these students were lucky, protected by curtains from the flying glass. and these men barely escaped the blast. [ explosion ] in the streets -- pandemonium. terrified residents thought the world was ending. people started to panic. somebody screamed, the end of the earth, he says. the chaos of the meteor captured on cell phones and the dashboard cameras of cars, so popular here in russia. the blast was so powerful, it knocked down a wall at this factory. in all, over 1,200 people were injured, mostly from broken glass. 3,000 buildings damaged, over a million square feet of glass shattered. many were injured after going to the window to check out
ABC
Feb 18, 2013 4:00pm PST
million in damage. nasa says it was 55 feet wide, weighed 10,000 ton asks traveling more than 40,000 miles per hour. hard to conceive. hundreds of people hit the streets to celebrate the return of president chavez. the 58-year-old spent two months in cuba after undergoing pell vision cancer surgery. speculation is growing about his inauguration. he was reelected but swearing in is on hold because of continuing health problem autos we're learning new details about evidence police found at the home of oscar pestorias, accused of killing his girlfriend on valentine's day. prosecutors plan to present their case home. >> famous for his triumph over champion is now in a tough battle. saying he focuses on charges that he murdered his girlfriend on valentine's day. >> there is no doubt here there is no substance for litigation. >> the story as family and friends insist it was an zerngt he mistook his girlfriend for an intruder but details cast doubt on that explanation, officials refused to comment on the claims one respected local newspaper reports several police sources have said a bloody
ABC
Feb 15, 2013 4:00pm PST
. >> what nasa says it was not was part of this asteroid. it buzzed clo to earth today. 100 tons races towards earth every day. national safety counsel estimates you're twice as likely to be struck by lightning than hit by an asteroid but three times more likely than being injured by fire works. 20,000 troops have been sent to help residents. those people are spending a night without windows temperatures in that part of russia are well below zero tonight. >> a giant asteroid talking about has nothing to do with the meteor that hit russia. that one hurled past earth today just before 11:30 our time. astroners used binoculars to watch the point of light speeding across the sky. >> breaking news in antioch. sky 7 caught the scene of what we believe is a shooting in a gas station or perhaps a burger king restaurant near dear valley high school. a person has been handcuffed after the scene. the investigation station has been roped off. the call came in as a shooting at burger king. police have not told fuss anyone was injured in this shooting. >> the contra costa county coroner identified a
ABC
Feb 14, 2013 11:35pm PST
close enough to see until tomorrow, so unless these people work for nasa, there's no way they could have seen it yet, but that didn't stop them from telling us they did in tonight's edition of "lie witness news." >> did you happen to catch a glimpse of the asteroid passing the earth? >> yes, i did. >> can you describe it for us? >> awesome. unbelievable. >> did you catch a glimpse of the asteroid go by the earth last night? >> yeah. i looked up in the sky, saw -- it was black and some like fire things coming out the back of it. >> did you see the asteroid pass by the earth last night? >> yes, i did. i actually seen like a bright light with green bright white line. it was like i didn't know what it was. i looked out i was like whoa, i thought it was a shooting star. but it didn't look like a shooting star. it shook a little bit, because i was like oh [ bleep ], what's going on? i was on a skateboard. >> did you see the asteroid pass by the earth? >> did i see the asteroid? yeah, i saw those fireworks. all of a sudden it was pitch black and boom, there was a light that shined out and
ABC
Feb 18, 2013 2:00am PST
. tonight we learned from nasa it was traveling at 46,000 miles per hour when it crashed. now no, sirly as fast -- now nearly as fast people on the internet are trying to make money on their finds. >> reporter: the meteor exploded in midair. the force of 30 hiroshima bombs. it scattered glass across the region and scattering fragments worth big money for anyone who finds them. tonight scientists have confirmed the first fragments found near this hole in a frozen lake where a big chunk landed. media says it is worth 100 to 100,000 depending on size. already they are showing up on ebay. this one is going for $4090. this one is going -- $490 and this one under a thousand. notice how they don't look anything alike? >> that's it right there? >> reporter: he found a tiny rock he thinks is part of the meteor. he found it on the frozen lake. the hole has become something of a tourist attraction. people streaming in to see it for themselves. more conspiracy folks have suggested this is an american rocket attack or an alien space invasion. but others have found a more divine interpretation. the f
ABC
Feb 15, 2013 6:00am PST
search groups have been set up to look for the remains of the meteorite. nasa can track objects if they are big enough but the agency did not know this was coming there is so much stuff out there scientists are working to change that by building and launching a satellite that would track what is called "near earth objects." >> nasa is emphasizing that there is no connection between the meteor over russia and a huge asteroid making a close trip across earth. nasa says it will be the best opportunity ever to monitor a near miss by something so large. it is half 9 size of a football field. oakland space and science there is has a telescope viewing party at 7:00 tonight and nasa is broadcasting it on the web site at abc7news.com under "see it on tv." >> there was chaos in san francisco resulting in a shooting and chase and multi-car pileup. we are joined from 5th and mission to plain how this unfolded. cornell? >> stolen car suspect behind bars this morning after causing a major accident after a police chase right here at 5th and mission streets. police cleared the scene but they say the dr
ABC
Feb 15, 2013 4:00am PST
. >> amazing video. nasa is emphasizing there is no connection between that meteor and a huge asteroid make a close trip past earth. these are images from radar chicago the asteroid named da-14 saying it will be the best opportunity ever to monitor a near miss. the space rocket is half the size of a football old. if i would like to check it out, the space and science center has a telescope viewing party at 7:00 tonight and nasa is broadcasting the fly by on their site at abc7news.com under "see it on tv." >> will there be obstructions in the sky? or anything fall down -- rain? >> isn't that creepy coincidence? noise video. now, at home, live doppler 7 hd shows no radar runs. it is dry. notice the lack of clouds. one area we talked about this, everyone will be clear but santa rosa, a little bit of fog and 1. 75 mile visibility. today, we will have a record or two that may fall with another warm day. the coast will be calm. mid-to-upper 60's. surging warmth around the bay and inland. for the bay 68 to 73, inland will hit 68 to 74 degrees this afternoon. touch of screen in the forecast. >> prett
ABC
Feb 15, 2013 1:40am PST
is nasa didn't even see it. we'll tell you why, coming up next right here on "world news now." >>> "world news now" weather brought to you by consumer cellular. have given way to sleeping. tossing and turning where sleepless nights yield to restful sleep. and lunesta®(eszopiclone) can help you get there. like it has for so many people before. when taking lunesta, don't drive or operate machinery until you feel fully awake. walking, eating, driving, or engaging in other activities while asleep, without remembering it the next day, have been reported. lunesta should not be taken together with alcohol. abnormal behaviors may include aggressiveness, agitation, hallucinations, or confusion. in depressed patients, worsening of depression, including risk of suicide, may occur. alcohol may increase these risks. allergic reactions such as tongue or throat swelling occur rarely and may be fatal. side effects may include unpleasant taste, headache, dizziness, and morning drowsiness. ask your doctor if lunesta is right for you. then find out how to get lunesta for as low as fifteen doll
ABC
Feb 14, 2013 11:00am PST
, but remain calm a huge asteroid is taking a trip past the earth. nasa says it will be the best opportunity ever to monitor a near miss by something so huge that the space rock is 150 meters if diameter and rendezvouses with planet earth tomorrow. astronomers say the space rock will not impact the earth but will make a very close pass. >> a new study shows use of the morning after poll has more than doubled. the survey found 11 percent of sexually active woman took the pill from 2006 to 2010, up from 4 percent when the survey was done in 2002. the data fund a fourth of sexually active women took the pill which will fuel further debate over the health care law that will require employers to provide free birth control pills. >> have you looked outside? there was a little bit of fog and the sun was out. >> just barely over the water, it is almost gone, and a warming trend and temperatures are on the way up to not record levels but warmer than average. now a look outside to show you what is going on wait. wait. wait. there you go, what we are looking at is pictures from south beach
ABC
Feb 12, 2013 11:00am PST
speaking at a conference in san francisco. mrs. obama also invited nasa engineer. he spent his childhood in the bay area and became famous during the mars curiosity mission. >> kristen: you can watch it live and also at abc7news.com beginning at 6:00 as karen mentioned. mark co-reib yeo in florida will give the republican response. wheel of for tune will air at 7:30, followed by shop competition, the pace and then join the weather team to look at inside bay area weather. modern family will air and then body of praof followed by "abc 7 news" at 11:00. >> we move here. the manhunt expands to mexico for a suspected los angeles cop killer. could christopher dorner slipped across the border? >> new details about the pope's resignation, secret surgery and new signs he has been planning every time someone chooses finish over cascade, it sparks a movement. look ! no ugly spots ! and see that shine ! you've got to try finish. because once they try finish, they can't keep it to themselves. i'm switching for good. wow ! awesome ! finish is seriously good. cannot believe how great it works
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Feb 15, 2013 11:00pm PST
broken glass. nasa says it was the size of a building and moving at 40,000 miles per hour. >> the recent occurrences is probably what makes it interesting. that's what has me up here. >> what do you know of asteroids? >> i know they can be dangerous. >> meanwhile, another asteroid is passing very close to the earth tonight. it is the closest any asteroid has ever gotten to the earth. stargazers came out to get a glimpse of a fuzzy dot on a video screen. 17,000 miles seems like a long distance, but the asteroid is so close to the earth that astronomers say the earth's gravity is bending its path. >> which means it has some potential, although not an immediate potential of hitting the earth. >> a lot of astronomical activity in the past 24 hours, but astronomers hearsay it is just a -- here say it is a wonderful coincidence. reporting live from the space and science center in oakland, a alan wang, abc news. >> they are so close together. it is odd. people have been tweeting about it. this from texas girl erin who said, just saw it from market and fifth. and kept floating said there
ABC
Feb 15, 2013 12:35am PST
and others like it are no joke. which is why a trio of big brains from nasa, apollo 9 astronaut rusty schweickart, ed lou and scott hubbard have become the astronaut hunters, launching their own mission to find asteroids that are on a collision course with our world. >> this asteroid is important because it's a wake-up call that we should be looking out there. these things do hit the earth. >> reporter: the last near disaster was averted by pure luck. it was 1908 and a huge asteroid made a direct hit. fortunately into siberia, where a thousand miles of trees and wildlife were decimated. just imagine if the bull's eye had been new york or chicago. >> if a very large asteroid hit, and i'm talking about something that is miles across then it would probably create the same kind of disaster that wiped out the dinosaurs. >> reporter: amazingly, no one knew da-14 was headed our way until a spanish dentist and amateur astronomer randomly discovered this grainy proof a year ago. >> of all the asteroids that are out there that come near the earth and can do harm if they hit the earth, we
ABC
Feb 17, 2013 2:00am PST
size of 20 football fields. nasa says it's the biggs meteor to hit the earth in more than 100 years. one piece is believed to created a huge hole in this frozen lake. drivers are searching for fragments. meteor hunters would like to get their hands on a piece of the rofnlgt it could be pretty valuable, depending hundred big it is. >> there's no doubt that millions and million of dollars in value, pieces, fell to the earth. >> hours after the meteor hit russia, scientists said the asteroid missed the earth by only 17,000 miles, coming closer than satellites and late friday night, fire ball lit up the sky over san francisco. it turn out to be a meteor or shooting star, nothing to do with the one in russia. >> ama: new at 11:00, an east bay man suffered only minor cuts after losing control of his brand new motorcycle and slamming into a house. the incident happened in antioch this evening. police said the man was on his driveway, doing some sort of maneuver with the bike, when he lost control. the 2013 harley davidson smashed through the wall of the neighbor's house and into a garage.
ABC
Feb 18, 2013 6:00pm PST
strategic analyst for nasa, from huntsville, alabama... ...and a research chemist, originally from charlotte, north carolina... the host of "jeopardhere is the host of "jeopardy!" -- alex trebek! k you, johnny. thank you, ladies and gentlemen. and welcome. last week, we got our tournament of champions off to a great start. three winners are waiting in the wings to come back later this week to play in the semifinals, and, of course, one week from today, we have the first day of our two-match finals, in which the winner goes home with $250,000. so, dan, kristin, and keith, a great deal at stake for you, as you know. but good luck. o work now in this quarterfinal match. here are the categories. first off... i don't know. you have an "imp"ish category to deal with. of course. alex: keith, you start us. let's do micro for $200, pl. dan. what you are right.eriodic table? nationalities?, $200. dan. what is chinese checkers? correct. nationalities?, $400. kristin? what is russian roulette? you are right. literary terms for $200, please. keith. what are letters? correct. micro for $400. n.
ABC
Feb 14, 2013 5:30pm PST
. nasa doesn't have the resources to look for asteroids. which is why a trio of american astronauts and rocket scientists are raising money to launch their own asteroid warning system called sentinel -- a dedicated telescope scanning the stars for threats. >> this asteroid is a wake-up call. that we should be looking out there. these things do hit the earth. >> reporter: scientists say we can keep the planet safe, if we just know what's out there, headed our way. neal karlinsky, abc news, seattle. >> in the meantime, thank the dentist who spotted it. >>> coming up next here, a kangaroo invasion on a golf course. what happened? that's next in our instant index tonight. as your life and career change, fidelity is there for your personal economy, helping you readjust your retirement plan along the way. rethink how you're invested. and refocus as your career moves forward. wherever you are today, a fidelity ira has a wide range of investment choices to help you fine-tune your personal economy. call today and we'll make it easy to move that old 401(k) to a fidelity no-fee ira. get coricidin
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Feb 16, 2013 5:30pm PST
boarding up blown-out windows. nasa says this was the biggest meteor to hit earth in over a century, weighing more than the eiffel tower, its explosion in the atmosphere, the equivalent of 30 hiroshima bombs. officials say over 1,200 people were injured, over 4,000 buildings damaged and over 1 million square feet of glass shattered, the size of about 20 football fields. there are broken storefronts and windows like this one all throughout the city, you can see them all the way down the street behind me. the city is littered with broken glass that caused most of the injuries. the hunt is on for thousands of fragments that could have hit the ground. divers searched this frozen lake where one piece is thought to have created this massive hole in the ice. they aren't the only ones looking. meteor hunters from around the world are calling this is a once in a lifetime opportunity. >> i haven't been able to sleep for the past two days. >> reporter: one of them told us that a small piece could be worth thousands of dollars. thousands of dollars. bigger chunks, hundreds of thousands. >> ther
ABC
Feb 16, 2013 8:00am PST
an atomic bomb, injuring a thousand people. nasa says the meteor was the size of a building and moving at 40,000 miles an hour. >> the repeat occurrence, it definitely has me up here. >> what do you know about asteroids? >> i know they can be dangerous. >> another asteroid is passing close to the earth. the closest any asteroid has ever gotten to the earth. they got a fuzzy dot on video screen, 17,000 miles is so close that astronomers says the earth's gravity is bending its path. >> it has some potential but not an immediate potential of hitting the earth. >> a lot of activity in the past 24 hours but astronomers say it's a wonderful coincidence. >> katie: if you snapped a picture of last night's meteor we would love to see it. send it to ureport. >>> it certainly unlikely that a meteor would hit your house, but if it did are you covered by insurance. michael finney got some answers. >> that is one of the things that is covered under your homeowner's insurance policy. it doesn't happen that often but it is something that would be covered. >> kelly, an insurance industry spokesm
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Feb 17, 2013 11:00pm PST
meteor that came crashing to earth. tonight we learned from nasa it was traveling at 46,000 miles per hour when it crashed. now no, sirly as fast -- now nearly as fast people on the internet are trying to make money on their finds. >> reporter: the meteor exploded in midair. the force of 30 hiroshima bombs. it scattered glass across the region and scattering fragments worth big money for anyone who finds them. tonight scientists have confirmed the first fragments found near this hole in a frozen lake where a big chunk landed. media says it is worth 100 to 100,000 depending on size. already they are showing up on ebay. this one is going for $4090. this one is going -- $490 and this one under a thousand. notice how they don't look anything alike? >> that's it right there? >> reporter: he found a tiny rock he thinks is part of the meteor. he found it on the frozen lake. the hole has become something of a tourist attraction. people streaming in to see it for themselves. more conspiracy folks have suggested this is an american rocket attack or an alien space invasion. but others have found
ABC
Feb 16, 2013 11:00pm PST
. nasa says it's the biggs meteor to hit the earth in more than 100 years. one piece is believed to created a huge hole in this frozen lake. drivers are searching for fragments. meteor hunters would like to get their hands on a piece of the rofnlgt it could be pretty valuable, depending hundred big it is. >> there's no doubt that millions and million of dollars in value, pieces, fell to the earth. >> hours after the meteor hit russia, scientists said the asteroid missed the earth by only 17,000 miles, coming closer than satellites and late friday night, fire ball lit up the sky over san francisco. it turn out to be a meteor or shooting star, nothing to do with the one in russia. >> ama: new at 11:00, an east bay man suffered only minor cuts after losing control of his brand new motorcycle and slamming into a house. the incident happened in antioch this evening. police said the man was on his driveway, doing some sort of maneuver with the bike, when he lost control. the 2013 harley davidson smashed through the wall of the neighbor's house and into a garage. >>> a six-car accident sna
ABC
Feb 16, 2013 4:00am PST
. and over 1,200 people injured. according to nasa, this was the biggest meteor to hit earth in over a century. weighing more than the eiffel tower. today, the search is on to find fragments that hit the ground. divers explore this frozen lake where one of the bigger chunks is thought to left a big hole in the ice. but they came up empty-handed. the site is a tourist spot for locals, wanting to see it for themselves. i want to show you something. this is the reason that so many people got injured, the broken glass. many checked on the big flash to the sky. and when they got there, the blast blew the windows out and sent the glass flying. >> extraordinary. kirit, thank you. and collectors are looking to buy remnants of that meteorite. >>> a powerful, new entry in the debate over gun control. the mother of hadiya pendleton made this video. >> a piece of my heart is gone. congress is debating how to fix our gun laws. they can start with background checks for all gun sales. tell congress to support common sense reforms so no more innocent children are killed. and no parent has to go throug
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